Alexander Parkes

1813 - 1890

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Alexander Parkes (29 December 1813 – 29 June 1890) was a metallurgist and inventor from Birmingham, England. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Parkes has received more than 178,956 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Alexander Parkes is the 230th most popular inventor, the 2,098th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 38th most popular British Inventor.

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Among inventors, Alexander Parkes ranks 230 out of 355Before him are Elihu Thomson, Marcian Hoff, Eugen Langen, Robert Ludvigovich Bartini, Émile Baudot, and Gaston Glock. After him are George Washington, Pavel Yablochkov, Aurel Stodola, Michael S. Hart, Léon Gaumont, and Hovannes Adamian.

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Among people born in 1813, Alexander Parkes ranks 35Before him are Frederick Scott Archer, Matthias Castrén, Agostino Depretis, Charles Blanc, William Smith, and Adolph Kolping. After him are Ludwig Leichhardt, Karl, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Stephen Heller, Carl Jaenisch, Camilla Collett, and Antonio García Gutiérrez. Among people deceased in 1890, Alexander Parkes ranks 37Before him are Alexander Georg von Bunge, Ivan Mažuranić, Alexander Mozhaysky, Camilo Castelo Branco, Johann Voldemar Jannsen, and Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury. After him are Spotted Elk, Ignaz von Döllinger, Marianne North, Johanne Luise Heiberg, Ferdinando Petruccelli della Gattina, and Jacques-Louis Soret.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alexander Parkes ranks 2,098 out of 6,924Before him are Genesis P-Orridge (1950), Magnus Erlendsson, Earl of Orkney (1075), Joseph Larmor (1857), Steve Winwood (1948), Sister Nivedita (1867), and Sharon Osbourne (1952). After him are Charles Lamb (1775), Nigel Hawthorne (1929), Ian Hart (1964), Jenson Button (1980), W. Montgomery Watt (1909), and William Kingdon Clifford (1845).

Among INVENTORS In United Kingdom

Among inventors born in United Kingdom, Alexander Parkes ranks 38Before him are Joseph Whitworth (1803), Frederick Scott Archer (1813), Henry Maudslay (1771), Samuel Morland (1625), Walter Clopton Wingfield (1833), and Elihu Thomson (1853). After him are James Dyson (1947), Robert Watson-Watt (1892), Joseph Aspdin (1778), Clive Sinclair (1940), Arthur Wynne (1871), and John Wilkinson (1728).